Neuroscience

Guilt, cooperation linked by neural network

(Medical Xpress) -- Economic models backed up by fMRI scans offer new insights on why people choose to cooperate rather than act selfishly.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert says guilt is a healthy part of child development

Nobody likes to feel guilty about anything, but U of T Mississauga psychology professor Tina Malti says that developing a sense of guilt in childhood is an important and healthy part of personal growth.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling guilty versus feeling angry—who can tell the difference?

When you rear-end the car in front of you at a stoplight, you may feel a mix of different emotions such as anger, anxiety, and guilt. The person whose car you rear-ended may feel angered and frustrated by your carelessness, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Looking out for #1 can make you happy, if you have no choice

(Medical Xpress)—We are, at our core, social creatures and we spend considerable time and effort on building and maintaining our relationships with others. As young children, we're taught that "sharing means caring" and, ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success: study

Ruthless sportspeople often suspend their sense of right and wrong when they step onto the field of play—viewing sport as a different world where they jettison responsibility to act in a moral way, according to a new study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding fear of guilt key in better treating OCD

Advances in our understanding of the development and persistence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have the potential to improve treatment according to a new study by the University of Waterloo.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Explainer: What is depression?

Many people know what it's like to feel sad or down from time to time. We can experience negative emotions due to many things – a bad day at work, a relationship break-up, a sad film, or just getting out of bed on the "wrong ...

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